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Photos: Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation Opening Day

The Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation celebrated opening day of the summer baseball season on Saturday with a parade and festivities in Ewing Park. Events included a home run derby, dunk tank, carnival games, inflatables, prizes and trophies, a 50/50 raffles, a Chinese auction, and more. There was also a Pitch, Hit & Run event for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 beginning at 4 p..m. in Sanders Field.

Beaver Falls Library May Calendar of Activities

Thursdays, May 5th and 19th 3pm to 4pm–Wee Build We got the blocks you bring the brains.  This is a pre-school program for parents and children.  Stop in and see what can you and your parents build. Saturday, May 7th at 11:00am — It’s Kite Day. Celebrate the 11th Annual Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Program.  Children’s Librarian, Christine Kroger will be highlight this year’s selection Kite Day with songs and activities for parents and children.  Each family will receive a copy of the book.  PA One Book’s initiative highlights the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers ages…

Library Activities Week of 6-2-2016

Activities taking place at the Ellwood City Area Public Library include the following: Wednesday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. — “Coloring for Adults,” a weekly program that is free and open to the public. “Coloring for Adults” is a new concept in helping to reduce the stresses of everyday life. Those attending may take their own supplies or use coloring pages supplied by the library. There will also be a limited number of colored pencils available for use. Call the library at 724-758-6458 for more information. Wednesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion Group for Adults. The…

3 Rivers Comicon Coming to Pittsburgh

3 Rivers Comicon is coming to Pittsburgh on May 21 and 22, featuring comic book vendors, artists, creators gaming and beer! The event, hosted by New Dimension Comics, will be held next to the Century 3 Mall. “We will host this convention in a great space that is larger than most event venues in the city. Plus, free parking!” Todd McDevitt, owner of New Dimension Comics, said. Guest artists and writers include Darryl Banks (Green Lantern), Pat & Shelly Block (Disney Comics), Chad Cicconi (Fracture), Dan Fogel (Underground Price & Grading Guide), Ron Frenz (Spider-Man, Thor), Justin Jordan (Green Lantern),…

Mayor Proclaims Second Annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Ellwood City

Mayor Anthony J. Court was honored to proclaim Friday, May 6, 2016 as the second annual Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Ellwood City. The presentation was made to Joe Venasco, the Director of the Lawrence County Mental Health/Development Services. Many activities are planned for the celebration at the Albert Gettings Annex Building in New Castle. “Addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth and families today is fundamental to the future of Ellwood City and Pennsylvania,” the proclamation reads. “The Lawrence County System of Care, through its unique approach to serving children and adolescents, is effectively caring for…

Gibbons Announces Over $200,000 Awarded to Area First Responders

Harrisburg, April 28 – State Rep. Jaret Gibbons, D-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence, has announced that 16 local fire companies and one EMS squad are receiving more than $211,000 in state grants. Gibbons said the state grants can be used toward repairing, building or renovating facilities and can also be applied toward the purchase of new equipment, training or facility maintenance. “Our first responders save lives in time of need,” Gibbons said. “The vehicle and equipment upkeep can be very expensive and this grant award can be used to repay a possible debt-related loan.” The grants are made possible by the Fire Company and…

Lincoln High School Marching Band Saturday Sub Sale

The Lincoln High School Marching Band will be selling submarines on Saturday, April 30. The members will be selling them beginning at 9 a.m. in the high school parking lot and various locations in town. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the students in the upcoming marching band season.

Mayor Announces Summer 2016 Beautification Awards

Mayor Anthony J. Court has announced today that once again Ellwood City’s residents will turn their properties into beautiful landscape displays for everyone to enjoy. As in past years, Mayor Court plans to present “2016 Beautification Awards” and restaurant certificates to five area residents who are nominated by family and friends for taking pride in their properties and in Ellwood City. All area residents are encouraged to participate in beautifying your yards and also to nominate someone who has put their time and talents into making their flowers, shrubs and yard displays that eye catching for all to see. Mayor…

Video: Earth Day at Ewing Park

A video of the annual Lawrence County Earth Day celebration held at Ewing Park on Saturday, April 23. The event featured over 50 vendors and exhibitors, hundreds of visitors and the Wild World of Animals show. A photo gallery of the event can be viewed here. Video courtesy of Ellwood-based Dinosaur Studios.

Next Mayor’s Crime Watch and Advisory Meetings

The next Mayor’s Advisory Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 3 p.m. in council chambers at the Ellwood City Borough Municipal Building. The Crime Watch meeting will be held the same day at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. The speakers will be Mayor Anthony J. Court himself and Frank Sniezek. All residents are invited to attend.